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Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grant


The 2014 Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grant is now closed. The deadline for entry was  March 28, 2014 (11:59 p.m., CST).

2014 Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grant Guidelines (PDF)

The Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant provides writers with financial support and professional assistance to develop and implement multifaceted plans for their artistic endeavors.

Winners will be selected to receive grants of up to $10,000 to underwrite projects of their own design. The total amount that can be awarded is $38,000. The total number of winners will be dependent on the requests. Typically, four writers are awarded grants. Please be sure to download and read the full guidelines before submitting your application.


The Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grant is supported by a grant from the Jerome Foundation and by Loft members.

Info Sessions, Submittable, and Follow Up

The Loft hosted three information sessions in Mankato, Minneapolis, and Duluth. The Minneapolis session was video recorded, and you can watch the two parts of that session below. The three sessions also led to a few follow-up questions, and the answers are posted below with a Submittable guide.

Submittable Guide

Info Session Follow Up

Sample of Successful Application

Emerging Writers' Grant—General Info
Emerging Writers' Grant—Q and A